Friday, August 23, 2013

Beginning Blogging: In Person, Coronado Adult Education

Putting down new roots in Coronado, California has meant looking for ways to meet the community of writers here. I'm looking forward to mixing and mingling with bloggers and writers through teaching a couple of sections of Beginning Blogging for Coronado Adult Education.

The first session starts already this coming Tuesday, August 27, and the next session begins October 29, 2013. I'd love to work with you in person or have you pass along the information to a friend living in the greater San Diego area.

Here's my course description (listed in the catalogue under Computer Education):

Beginning Blogging

This course offers beginning bloggers the chance to create material to launch a blog or to recalibrate an existing blog through completing a series of writing exercises and inventories. We look at blog platforms and blog technique; we will also preview the Web for examples. We create content, discuss image use, and refer to a checklist towards blog launch. Students will emerge with sample posts and a map in hand for how to proceed in the future. While students may bring laptops or ipads to class, I welcome writers and bloggers at all stages of comfort level with technology, so please also plan to bring a notebook and pencil to each class.

Here's the link to the catalogue: Coronado Adult Education/ROP Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes

Class runs Aug 27-Oct 22, 6-8 p.m.

Second Session runs Oct 29-Dec 17, 6-8 p.m.

Praise from former students (2011 to present):

Tania Pryputniewicz is a wonderful teacher! She creates a warm, stimulating, supportive environment for learning and sharing and offers thoughtful, detailed feedback on participants’ work. Her assignments are top-notch. Tania’s blogging class is the first online class Ive ever taken, and it’s been 100% positive! I got a lot of great ideas for my blog and am motivated to launch it soon. Ill study with Tania again and will recommend her classes to my friends.—Barbara

When I met Tania at A Room of Her Own Foundation's summer writing retreat, she encouraged me to start my own blog. So when I found out she was teaching an online blogging class through Story Circle Network, I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did. Tania's assignments were well designed and encouraged me to branch out as a writer. She also responded in depth to all assignments from the class participants. Even though everything was conducted online, I felt like I getting personal attention from my instructor. I also appreciated that Tania was open to students adjusting the assignments and timelines to our own very busy lives. It was a great experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to take another class taught by Tania. —Lisa

  • The instructor gave many resources and inspirations for the people who were in the course, all pursuing very different types of blogs. There was something for everyone. But most helpful of all was Tania's enthusiastic and helpful feedback, individualized for each of us. I am so glad to have this material in my blogging files. —Mary Ann P.
  • I loved Tania Pryputniewicz's class!!!!!!!!!!!! —Juliana L.
  • It was a terrific course and got my blog going. I don't think I would have had the wherewithal to get started without Tania Pryputniewicz's class. —Peggy C
  • Hadn't had a great prior experience with an online course I took. Tania Pryputniewicz was extremely well organized and the course was a wonderful surprise. It definitely exceeded ALL my expectations. I feel as though I really learning a great deal in a very logical way that also was very supportive. Tania's course is a must-take for anyone who either is considering creating a blog but is fantastically beneficial to those who already have one. The lessons are hierarchical, focused, and really helped me realize my mission in even just starting a blog. I'd highly recommend this class and even thought about taking it again! —Marlene S.

  • Hope to see you there!

    2 comments:

    Lisa R said...

    I have taken two blogging classes taught by Tania. She is a great teacher who gives feedback in a constructive, positive way. I learned so much from her. I highly recommend her class. Lisa Rizzo

    Tania Pryputniewicz said...

    Thanks Lisa! You reminded me to include praise from my former students to this post!